The University of Sheffield Investment Society (USIS)

— 03.11.15

by Simon Spode

The University of Sheffield Investment Society (USIS) was formed in 2007, with the purpose of bridging the gap between the classroom and workplace through numerous student-led projects, and helping to ensure that members realise their career ambitions in the world of finance.

This student society aims to:

  • Provide members with enriching opportunities to further their knowledge of banking and the wider world of finance.
  • Organise innovative seminars that disseminate a range of career information to enhance the career options available to our members upon graduating.
  • Sustain a platform for like-minded students to learn from one another.

The Society has its own investment fund, launched in 2011, and the investment team comprising students, academics and private investor Steve Kiln, manages over £102,000 on behalf of The University of Sheffield and have an exceptional performance record across a diverse portfolio.

The fund’s objective is to achieve medium- and long-term capital growth, primarily through investment in equities, fixed-income assets, commodities, currencies and funds throughout the world. The gains made from these investments primarily go towards providing bursaries for students looking to study at The University of Sheffield, or current undergraduates wishing to start their own business.

USIS alumni have secured internships, placements and graduate positions at top-tier financial institutions, including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, UBS, HSBC, Killik & Co., ICAP, Investec, Lloyds of London, Conoco Phillips and the Bank of England.

USIS publishes a monthly Review publication that provides comment and analysis on current affairs in the world of finance, economics and investment banking. See the latest October 2015 & November 2015 issues online.